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(A) Right of entry: inspection and sampling. The Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative shall have the right to enter the premises of any user to determine whether the user is complying with all requirements of this subchapter and any wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder. Users shall allow the Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative ready access to all parts of the premises for the purposes of inspection, sampling, records examination and copying, and the performance of any additional duties.
(1) Where a user has security measures in force which require proper identification and clearance before entry into its premises, the user shall make necessary arrangements with its security guards so that, upon presentation of suitable identification, the Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative will be permitted to enter without delay for the purposes of performing specific responsibilities.
(2) The Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative shall have the right to set up on the user's property, or require installation of; such devices as are necessary to conduct wastewater sampling and metering (flow measurement) of the user's operations.
(3) The Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative may require the user to install monitoring equipment as necessary. The facility's sampling and monitoring equipment shall be maintained at all times in a safe and proper operating condition by the user at its own expense. All devices used to measure wastewater flow and quality shall be calibrated monthly to ensure their accuracy. The monitoring facilities design shall be approved by the Director of Public Works prior to installation.
(4) Any temporary or permanent obstruction to safe and easy access to the facility to be inspected and/or sampled shall be promptly removed by the user at the written or verbal request of the Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative and shall not be replaced. The costs of clearing such access shall be born by the user.
(5) Unreasonable delays in allowing the Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative access to the user's premises shall be a violation of this subchapter.
(B) Search warrants. If the Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative has been refused access to a building, structure, or property, or any part thereof, and is able to demonstrate probable cause to believe that there may be a violation of this subchapter or that there is a need to inspect and/or sample as part of a routine inspection and sampling program of the city designed to verity compliance with this subchapter or any permit or order issued hereunder, or to protect the overall public health, safety and welfare of the community, then the Director of Public Works may seek issuance of a search warrant from the appropriate court.
(Ord. 95-05, passed 4-10-95)